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Folt receives copy of Carolina’s first book

More than eight years before the first brick was laid for Old East, the initial building block of Carolina was already in the hands of the university’s earliest backers. Donated a decade prior to the first students roaming Chapel Hill, a 1785 edition of Clement Crutwell’s book, “The Works of the Right Reverend Father in…

CommuniGift: giving in the digital age

The long days and stressful workloads for most Carolina students ended with final exams on December 12, but that hasn’t been the case for juniors Thomas Doochin and Taylor Sharp. In addition to being full-time students in Chapel Hill, they’re entrepreneurs, and their business doesn’t let up much until later in the month. December 25,…

No. 1 — again

When it comes to value, Carolina is still number one. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks once again – and for the 14th time in a row – as the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The new ranking appears in the February 2015 issue and was posted December 17 online.

Turning tassels to the future

The members of the Class of 2014 need to be ready to enter the “Human Age,” an economic epoch defined by human potential, Carolina’s James H. Johnson Jr., told graduates Dec. 14.

What’s your major?

Congratulations were heard across campus as more than 2,100 Carolina students prepared to graduate Sunday. And there was much to celebrate. At the December commencement ceremony, administrators expected to award degrees to 549 undergraduates, 487 master’s students, 203 doctoral students and 10 professional students. Additionally, August degree recipients included 448 undergraduates, 303 master’s students, 151…

Full circle

Donning a cap and gown in the middle of December is not the most traditional way to graduate. But for Katie Savage, nothing has exactly been conventional since unexpectedly losing her left leg during surgery at UNC Hospitals when she was 14 years old. By joining more than 2,100 other graduating University of North Carolina…

Mitchell Scholar succeeding on and off the court

University of North Carolina senior Sasha Seymore recently won one of the most prestigious post-graduate scholarships in America, the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which will support his graduate study in Northern Ireland next September. Yet he fully realizes the reaction he receives from telling people about that honor tends to pale in comparison to telling…

Six questions with Commencement speaker James Johnson

James H. Johnson Jr. is known for spreading the gospel – the gospel of disruptive demographics, that is. His groundbreaking research on the browning and graying of America has made Johnson a hot ticket among organizations eager for him to address the changes imperative to surviving and thriving in a world where change is the…

Baseball or books? For Cotillo, it’s both

It’s final exam week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but first-year student Chris Cotillo is feeling a whole other kind of pressure. The part-time SB Nation baseball reporter is calling, texting and talking to the sources he’s cultivated over the past few years, trying to be the first to announce the…